How to paper mache and make a Bunny for an Easter craft from Spanish4Kiddos!
I’ve never paper mache’d with the kids, so I’m excited for this tutorial! And what a fun Easter craft to do!
Easter can be a great time to get together with family and friends. And it can be more fun when children celebrate this holiday. A bunny paper mache is a great project to keep kids busy and entertained.
In this project, you’ll be making a bunny using paper mache. This art technique is a great method to make piñatas, boxes, masks, and other toys. To use it as a piñata, add candy inside the balloon before blowing it up. Then, break the balloon once the paper mache is dried.
Materials to Paper Mache:
- Newspaper strips
- Construction paper
- Wiggly eyes
- Black and white felt
- Yellow and white fuzzy sticks
- Heating Pan
- Safety scissors
How to make the paper mache:
- Place 1 1/2 cups of flour in a pan.
- Add 1 cup of water. If necessary, add 2-3 tbsp. of water.
- Heat the mixture until most of the clumps are dissolved.
- Cool the mixture in a separate container.
How to make the paper mache bunny:
- Cut small strips of newspaper and set aside.
- Blow up a balloon.
- Start to dip the strips of newspapers into the mixture.
- Add to the balloon. After all the strips are done, set aside.
- Paint the dried paper mache balloon with yellow paint.
- Add wiggly eyes. Use felt to make the nose. Paste with glue.
- Twist the fuzzy sticks to make the whiskers. Paste with glue.
- Use construction paper to make bunny ears. Paste by folding the bottom of the paper.
- Display your bunny paper mache as it is or use it as a piñata.
Barbara Mascareno is a bilingual tutor in Spanish, math, and science. She is the creator of Spanish4Kiddos Tutoring Services, a tutoring source for parents and students. As an educator, she believes in a better education for all children. Connect with her at Spanish4Kiddos, follow her on Twitter or Facebook.